• McCarter week in review

    by  • April 26, 2013

    While the Illinois House was not in session, it was an active week for the Illinois Senate. A number of legislative measures were approved including several sponsored by Sen. Kyle McCarter. The Senate also gave final legislative approval to a number of House bills, including a measure to help the City of Salem move...

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    Arrest in shooting at Calif. Little League game

    by  • April 26, 2013

    A man has been arrested for investigation of attempted murder after he allegedly shot at the father of a player in a Little League T-ball game following an argument. The San Francisco Chronicle reports 23-year-old Joshua Chi was arrested Wednesday and being held on $750,000 bail. Authorities say the shooting occurred April 17 during...

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    Salmonella outbreak linked to imported cucumbers

    by  • April 26, 2013

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that 73 cases of Salmonella Saintpaul have been reported across 18 states, believe to be linked to exposure to infected cucumbers. The cucumbers were supplied by Daniel Cardenas Izabal and Miracle Greenhouse of Culiacán, Mexico and distributed by Tricar Sales, Inc. of Rio Rico, Arizona....

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    Bomb threat at Ziegler school; Salem threat cleared

    by  • April 26, 2013

    A Franklin County high school was evacuated this morning, due to an alleged bomb threat. Early reports say students and staff at Zeigler-Royalton High School were moved to the elementary school after a message was found around 8:30 a.m. that was written on a bathroom wall saying there were two bombs located in the building. Parents...

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    Bill would allow psychologists to prescribe drugs

    by  • April 26, 2013

    The demand for mental health professionals is greater than the supply, particularly of those with prescription-writing authority. Over the objections of some medical groups, the Illinois Senate has passed a bill allowing psychologists to prescribe drugs. State Sen. Don Harmon (D-Oak Park), the sponsor, says he believes some amendments address the concerns of opponents....

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